July 27, 2018
A new study finds that although young adults spend significantly less than older adults on health care bills, they are substantially more likely to have medical debt.
July 2, 2018
A new study challenges the assumption that Medicare is wasting money on end-of-life care.
June 26, 2018
New research shows one in three patients over 65 die in the hospital after they are placed on ventilators—a finding that is prompting physicians to reconsider their treatment approach for older patients.
June 15, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee's draft fiscal year 2019 spending bill to fund HHS would cut or completely eliminate funding for several health care programs, while increasing funding for others.
April 20, 2018
In a change from 2012 guidance, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in new recommendations advise older adults to avoid taking vitamin D or calcium supplements to prevent falls and fractures and instead focus on exercise.
April 18, 2018
Older adults have long been underrepresented in clinical trials, but experts say policy changes could lead more elderly patients to participate in clinical studies—and improve the quality of care for the entire geriatric population.
April 6, 2018
Vitamin supplements are widely used in the United States, especially among adults ages 65 and older, but there is scant evidence that they work to prevent chronic diseases.
March 22, 2018
Babak Parviz, Amazon's vice president of special projects, says, "We have looked at the older population in the context of health ... and we know this group has a lot of issues and unmet needs."
March 14, 2018
A new study finds the Great Recession was associated with a rise in blood pressure and glucose levels among U.S. residents, particularly those under age 65 who were employed and homeowners over age 65.
February 13, 2018
Orange juice sales in the United States are spiking as CDC data shows the country is experiencing a particularly virulent influenza season, but experts say there is no evidence showing that the vitamin C contained in orange juice will help prevent the flu.
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